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Penny For Your Thoughtlessness

, , , , | Right | December 2, 2010

(I am working as a cashier at a gourmet food store. A lady walks up with one item and a giant jar full of pennies. I ring her up.)

Me: “That will be three dollars, ma’am.”

Customer #1: “Okay, here you go.”

(She puts the jar down on the counter.)

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, what is the jar for?”

Customer #1 : “It’s how I’m paying. Are you blind?”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, do you have any cash?”

Customer #1: “No, I don’t! I’m just paying in pennies for the fun of it. Get counting!”

(She proceeds to dump the pennies onto the counter. I finish counting out the 300 pennies.)

Customer #1: “Could you have taken any longer?”

(She storms off. The next customer walks up with just one item.)

Customer #2: *without missing a beat* “I know this is going to be $5.01. Can you spare a penny?”

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